Shiite Houthi rebels from Yemen launched a ballistic missile at the international airport in Saudi Riyadh. It is reported by Telegram-channel 4 Directorate involved in the review of the activities of terrorists.
To intercept the missile had been fired several missiles MIM-104 “Patriot” successfully hit the object. While in Yemen, saying that their rocket Burkan-1 (modernized Soviet R-17 “Elbrus” and North Korean “Hwaseong-6”) reached the goal.
The Houthis said that today’s attack was a response to the Saudi intervention and the daily bombing of civilians in Yemen. Headed by Riyadh Arabian coalition, in turn, noted that the incident did not affect the work of the air Harbor of the Kingdom, but the launch of ballistic missiles from Yemen “threatens not only regional but also global security”, reports TASS.
Previous launch ballistic missiles from Yemen via Saudi Arabia happened on October 10. Medium-range missile type “Cahir-2” fell near Jazan in the southwest of the country.
In Yemen for several years of civil war. One of the warring parties are the military wing of the Houthis, the Shiite movement “Ansar Allah” — and loyal to former President Ali Abdullah Saleh of the army, the other troops expelled their Sunni President Abd-rabbu Mansour Hadi and the Saudi-led coalition.